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```Origami Claws!!!

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Origami Claws!!!

Written By: Connor

SUMMARY

This particular technique for folding paper claws is highly versatile as it can be done with
any piece of paper that can be folded into a triangle. It therefore qualifies as both purist and
non-purist origami as it can be made with a square paper folded in half, and a rectangular
piece of paper as well.

Step 1 — Gather thy materials!

This
poper
works ?

x —

This
too!

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This? ^7

• Get a piece of paper. Any shape or
size will do. I would recommend a
paper with a middle-range
thickness. Too thick and the folds
but too thin and the finished claws
will crumple upon contact with
anything too solid.

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Step 2 — Make it triangular!

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• What makes this design so versatile is that any shape of paper can be made into a
triangle. Different papers have better or worse outcomes as claws, though. The regular
printer paper seems to do best for me.

• All folds are valley folds in this technique, meaning you always fold so that the imaginary
fold line is on the inside of the fold!

Step 3 — From triangle to claw!

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FLIP
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tuck in

2 flops,

top one?

f i nger t

• Follow the directions in the picture.
Tis a little hard to explain, but here
I go -- never mind. Just remember,
on steps 1 to 3 in my drawing the
paper matches up at the conclusion
of step three, and each time you
use the previous step to outline
where you fold. There's really no
good way to explain it. I couldn't
understand it until my buddy did it
in front of me...

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Step 4 — Yaaay! You win!

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MISSION

COMPLETE??

• The finished claw can now be
sealed for strength! You can even
paint it! I find that the claws look
freaky with watercolor paint on
them, which works well because
they're paper!

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